Grace Under Pressure

Wednesday 8 April 7.30pm

An Alternative Facts production
By David Williams & Paul Dwyer in collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective

Health professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them? Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if he or she hasn’t slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? What if they complain about having to work excessive hours, but are told to stop whinging and suck it up? How do they cope with the pressure?

Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their experiences of training and working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. Ranging from wildly funny to utterly heartbreaking, the stories within Grace Under Pressure will leave no audience member unaffected. Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is a truly unique theatre experience.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS $39 (avail until 7 March)

REGULAR TICKETS (from 8 March onwards)
Adult* $49
Conc/Sen $44
Child (15 & under) $30
Group 4+ $39
*Seat Sponsor 2 for 1 (available on regular adult pricing only)

DURATION 85mins (no interval)

WARNINGS: Occasional coarse language, challenging content warnings: includes descriptions of sexual harassment in the workplace, a description of a suicide attempt and descriptions of surgical procedures.

Grace Under Pressure was co-commissioned by Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety, and developed with the support of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney. The Big Anxiety was assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. This tour of Grace Under Pressure has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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